Saturday, December 5, 2009

Knitting Project-What are you working on?

I always love the start of a new knitting project. I am excited, I love the colors, and have plans to have it done soon.
Then, as I go on it can take on many different forms. I can become frustrated with it and abandon it. Sometimes, I will get bored and let it sit in the knitting basket for months. At times, it has even been years. Other times, I am able to carry it through and actually get it done. To stay excited and motivated.

I admire people who start a project and then finish it in a nice orderly way. They don't start another until they finish the one they are on. Perhaps you are like that.

I, on the other hand usually have three or four going. Usually they get finished, but by that time I am bored with them, and the enthusiasm has worn off for me. Right now I have one sock finished as of 2 months ago, and the second yet to start. My idea to knit Christmas socks is not going to materialize. The sock has been a year in the knitting. I have a second sock in the same situation. Unfortunately, it is not a match for the other one.

I think at this point there is not much hope for me changing my ways. In spite of all this, I do love to knit when I can free up the time.

Today I started a bulky cardigan sweater of hand spun thick and thin yarn that I am designing loosely as I go. I am very excited about the way it is coming out and the colors. Hand dyed yarns in blues and greens. I will try to get a photo up later this week of the colors. I hope I can maintain this excitement and not drop the ball this time. We shall just have to see. I am going around the body in a circular needle and will go onto three needles when I get to the armholes. One for each front and one for the back of the sweater. I plan to knit in the sleeves because I am too lazy to sew it all together. First I will join it at the shoulder, add the sleeves, and then the collar and front trim at the end.
We will see how this goes. I am not usually so casual about it all. When I do knit this way though, I mostly have good luck and it turns out well as long as I stick to easy simple designs.

What is on your needles? What kind of knitter are you? Are you the neat finish it type, or the more casual disorganized type as I am? Or, are you a style all your own. How we knit must say something about who we are? I think this kind of disorganized, half baked style is very me. In the end though, I do come through. I will get to the goal, but I will end up on a winding path most likely. I will chose variety over consistency, and abandon my present path, if I find one that is more fun. This can make life challenging at times, and also fun.

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